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FDV Counsellor

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence


The Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence (PGCNV) is committed to achieving its mission of communities free from violence. We do this by working across the continuum of service provision in the northern corridor WA.

We work in a culturally sensitive and non-discriminatory way. Our reputation is driven by our ability to provide high quality, sustainable services to clients accessing our programs and services. In addition to the provision of accommodation and property services, the service ensures timely and effective provision of advocacy, referral information and support to women and their children seeking relief from the impact of domestic violence.


VISION - Empowerment for women and equal worth for all persons

MISSION - Build and empower families and communities to live free from gender-based violence with a focus on early intervention and prevention.

VALUES - Equality, Ethical and Empowered.

We value our staff and provide a number of options to ensure their wellbeing at work. These include Wellness Days and both personal and professional development, including in-house coaching.


  • Part-time, 30.4 hours per week
  • Merriwa location
  • Contract to 30 June 2022 with view to extension based on funding

As a member of the Counselling team, this position is responsible for the provision of effective, high quality, culturally sensitive, individual counselling and group programs for adults, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma through FDV.


Our employees are offered a range of benefits including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ombudswoman
  • Peer Support group
  • Family-friendly organisation which offers flexible working hours
  • A Wellness Day each year in the month of your birthday
  • Supervision for all client-facing staff


  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling, social work or related discipline and specialist expertise in relevant practice to the role.
  • Eligibility for professional association membership.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Experience in appropriate areas including the following:

  • Professional counsellor working with women, children, and adolescents.
  • Issues relating to adults children and families who have experienced trauma as a result of FDV.
  • Working in a therapeutic environment including a variety of therapeutic delivery models relevant to individuals, groups and families.
  • Group facilitation.
  • Development of group programs.
  • Build and sustain professional working relationships.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, continual improvement, risk management and occupational safety and health.
  • Analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to complete succinct yet comprehensive case notes and records.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to liaise and negotiate with a variety of people internal and external to the organisation; and the capacity to promote PGC in the community.
  • Understanding of the values that underpin the organisation and its culture with capacity to lead and promote these.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Registrations and Licences

  • National Police Clearance – no older than 3 months
  • Current WA Driver's license
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Proof of right to work in Australia
  • Current First Aid Certificate, including CPR
  • Copies of all relevant qualifications

We are seeking people who are passionate about making a difference; who see opportunities where others see barriers; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine long-lasting relationships; and who are agile, courageous and believe in opportunity for all.

In return, we'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organisation. We'll give you the chance to make a genuine difference in your community.

People from CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To obtain further information on the role please contact Nicole Waddington at nicole.waddington@pgcnv.org.au, using the subject line: FDV Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

PGCNV reserves the right to commence the recruitment process and appoint to the position before the application closing date. Due to the volume of applications, PGCNV will only be in contact with shortlisted candidates.

We kindly ask not to be contacted by recruitment agencies.

A position description is attached.

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